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Dart Container Maintenance Mechanic I in Thomaston, Georgia

Maintenance Mechanic I

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Date: Apr 3, 2024

Location: Thomaston, GA, US

Company: Dart Container

Maintain, troubleshoot and repair production and/or facilities equipment in accordance with established manufacturing procedures to achieve efficiency, quality and optimum production objectives.

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Understand and comply with OSHA and facility safety procedures including lock-out/tag-out, respirator use, and any other safety program required to perform job duties

  • Complete repairs safely

  • Routinely monitor safety practices and make adjustments when needed to avoid accidents

  • Work with production supervisors so that maintenance work orders are completed safely and on time

  • Use tools ranging from common hand tools and power tools, such as hammers, saws, drills and wrenches, to precision measuring instruments, and electrical and electronic devices

  • Operate PIT, hoist, crane, and aerial lift

  • Communicate with operators to detect equipment problems and to ascertain whether mechanical or human error contributed to the problems

  • Repair, replace or adjust defective equipment parts using hand tools and power tools, and reassemble equipment

  • Assemble, install or repair wiring, electrical or electronic components, machinery or equipment

  • Perform preventive maintenance tasks, such as checking, cleaning, or repairing equipment to detect and prevent problems to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly and operate efficiently

  • Provide efficient/timely service of machinery and equipment allowing production schedules to be met

  • Completes assignments under direct supervision from other techs

  • Promote good employee relations and high morale

  • Demonstrate teamwork and respect by working constructively with co-workers to achieve the best results possible

  • Follow all safety rules and procedures to ensure a safe working environment

  • All other duties assigned by the supervisor or department manager

    Core Skills and Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • One (1) year experience performing routine maintenance and determining when maintenance is needed, or comparable experience with trade school or training

  • Math skills to include simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

  • Familiar with and ability to convert decimals to fractions or vice versa

  • Basic mechanical aptitude and ability to troubleshoot basic problems including knowledge of machines and tools, their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance

  • Ability to observe, follow, understand, and evaluate processes demonstrated and other workplace procedures

  • Ability to obtain and maintain powered industrial truck (PIT) license

  • Demonstration of minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues

    Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Ability to read and follow basic blueprints, manuals, and mechanic and electrical schematics

    Overview: Dart makes everyday products that give people the freedom to enjoy the food & drinks they love, wherever they are. From to-go containers and dinnerware to tamper-evident food packaging and even the red Solo cup, Dart products have been keeping people on the go and having fun for more than 50 years. Dart is a family-owned, family-focused company of 13,000 employees united by a shared set of values. Headquartered in Mason, MI, Dart has 30 locations in four countries.

    Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

    Dart Container is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.

    *THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.

    Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


    If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at ADArequests@dart.biz. Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

    If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at applicationassistance@dart.biz for assistance.